Following acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh, Brighton Dublin Fringe Festivals, Little Fly Theatre announces the London Premiere of the one-woman play Rachael’s Café at the Old Red Lion Theatre from Tuesday 25th February to Saturday 15th March 2014.
Eric Wininger is a churchgoing, motorbiking, loving husband and father of three, living a small-town life in Bloomington, Indiana. But when he begins living his life as Rachael Jones, there are inevitable consequences. Based on interviews with Rachael herself, Rachael’s Café is the true story of an ordinary man in an unusual situation, who risks everything to be true to himself. From bigoted Texans to shocking family revelations via run-in’s at airport security, an unexpected call from Obama, and the creation of a friendly, inclusive café, Rachael’s story is told with frankness and a great sense of humour in this heart-warming one-woman show, which comes to London after acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Dublin Fringe Festivals. Welcome to Rachael’s Café, where everyone is welcome… no exceptions.
Rachael’s Café is written and directed by Lucy Danser, who met Rachael in her café whilst living in Indiana. The play was written over a two-year period, created from in-depth interviews with Rachael.
Rachael is played by Graham Elwell, who created the role at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His recent theatre credits include Headcase at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Termination at Southwark Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Sonnets at the Globe Theatre, A Dog Called Redemption at Manchester Library Theatre and Jekyll and Hyde at the Union Theatre.
Rachael’s Café is written and directed by Lucy Danser, with lighting design by Owen Evans. It is produced by Little Fly Theatre.
Tuesday 25th February to Saturday 15th March 2014
OLD RED LION THEATRE
418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ
Performances: Tuesdays-Saturdays 7:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 3:00pm
Tickets: £15 (£12 previews), £12 concessions, £10 on Sundays.
Box Office: 0844 412 4307
Wednesday 15th January 2014